Jackson County Drops Property Tax Fees

We'll talk about this more in another post but right now we just wanted to share information that might save locals a few bucks . . .

Jackson County waives online convenience and electronic check fees for property tax payments for third year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a continued effort to provide safe and contactless customer service for their residents, Jackson County is announcing today that it is again waiving the online convenience and electronic check (ACH) fees for this year’s property tax payments.

The fees will be waived now through December 31, 2022 for those who pay their property taxes online through County’s official portal myJacksonCounty. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay online to avoid long wait times in person due to limited staffing at the downtown County Courthouse and Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence.

“One of our many priorities is to provide a safe and easy way for residents to conduct business with us and waiving these fees is an effective way to do that,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity by making their payment using our contactless online system.”

“We have made the decision to waive the $2.00 convenience fee and $1.25 ACH fee within myJacksonCounty to incentivize our residents to pay online,” said Department of Collection Director Whitney Miller. “myJacksonCounty is an incredibly user friendly and secure way to pay your property taxes, all without having to leave the house. Online credit card payments will still incur a 2.75% fee.”

How to pay Jackson County property taxes online:

Visit payments.jacksongov.org
Create an account or continue as guest
Link account and search by name, address or property account number
View and pay your bills
Print or digitally store your receipts

Other contactless payment options:

Exterior drop boxes for property tax payments are located at the west door of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City (415 E. 12th St.) and at the south door of the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence (112 W. Lexington).

Taxpayers can also mail their payment to the address on their bill. Payments must be received or USPS postmarked by December 31 to avoid penalty.

As a reminder, all County locations and the online payment vendor’s offices will be closed on December 26.


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